Raspberry Pi Imager Silent Install (How-To Guide)

Raspberry Pi Imager is the quick and easy way to install Raspberry Pi OS and other operating systems to a microSD card, ready to use with your Raspberry Pi. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Raspberry Pi Imager from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Raspberry Pi Imager Silently

Raspberry Pi Imager Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://downloads.raspberrypi.org/imager/imager_latest.exe
  2. Download the imager_x.y.z.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  4. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  5. Enter the following command: imager_x.y.z.exe /S
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you will find Raspberry Pi Imager entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Raspberry Pi Imager
Vendor:Raspberry Pi Ltd
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:imager_x.y.z.exe /S
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\Raspberry Pi Imager\uninstall.exe" /S
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Raspberry Pi Imager\uninstall.exe" /S
Download Link:Raspberry Pi Imager Download
PowerShell Script:Raspberry Pi Imager | PowerShell Script
Detection Script:Raspberry Pi Imager | Custom Detection Script

The information above provides a quick overview of the software title, vendor, silent install, and silent uninstall switches. The download links provided take you directly to the vendors website. Continue reading if you are interested in additional details and configurations.

Additional Configurations

Change the Raspberry Pi Imager Default Installation Directory

You can change the default installation directory by using the following command line parameters. In this example, I’m installing Raspberry Pi Imager to “C:\Raspberry Pi Imager”

imager_x.y.z.exe /S /D=C:\Raspberry Pi Imager

How to Uninstall Raspberry Pi Imager Silently

Check out the following posts for a scripted solution:

Raspberry Pi Imager Install and Uninstall (PowerShell)
Raspberry Pi Imager Silent Uninstall (PowerShell)
  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter one of the following commands:

Raspberry Pi Imager Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\Raspberry Pi Imager\uninstall.exe" /S

Raspberry Pi Imager Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Raspberry Pi Imager\uninstall.exe" /S

Always make sure to test everything in a development environment prior to implementing anything into production. The information in this article is provided “As Is” without warranty of any kind.

Jason Bergner

I am an accomplished Software Engineer at Patch My PC, leveraging more than 18 years of hands-on experience in Configuration Manager administration and application packaging. I am driven by a genuine passion for solving complex problems and consistently strive to discover innovative and effective solutions. Sharing my extensive knowledge of application deployments is a true joy for me, and I am honored to contribute to the community here at Silent Install HQ.

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